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Saturday, 15 November 2008
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Let Observation with extensive View, Survey Mankind, from China to Peru; Remark each anxious Toil, each eager Strife, And watch the busy Scenes of crouded Life; Then say how Hope and Fear, Desire and Hate, [5] O'er spread with Snares the ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/15/2008 9:46 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 15 November 2008
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BOSTON (AP) - Zeituni Onyango came to the United States seeking asylum from her native Kenya but was turned down and ordered to leave the country in 2004. Four years later, she is still here. And her nephew is about to become president of the United States. Onyango's family connection to Barack Obama ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/15/2008 8:34 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 15 November 2008
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From the spectacularly vapid article by Alan Franks linked in my post below: Five years ago there was this notion that 50 was the new 40. The call was taken up by an advertising industry eager to tap grey spending power, but it was eagerly echoed by the The Generation itself. At 60, they don't ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/15/2008 7:02 AM by Mary Jackson
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Saturday, 15 November 2008
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Writing in The Times, Alan Franks has some news for us: By turning 60, as he did yesterday, the Prince of Wales is, of course, typical of his generation. You don't say. Mr Franks helpfully amplifies his opening statement: It is what has been happening these past 11 and a half months to all his ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/15/2008 6:43 AM by Mary Jackson
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Saturday, 15 November 2008
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I took an elderly relative to the barbers to have a haircut last Friday afternoon (not yesterday). He had a minor operation on Monday and wanted to be tidy for the job. It was one of those old fashioned men’s barbers where you sit and queue. No appointment needed, for haircuts that don’t ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/15/2008 5:56 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 14 November 2008
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Posted on 11/14/2008 7:28 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 14 November 2008
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Talking of badly behaved Brits, you can hear Theodore Dalrymple here, and see and hear him here.  Dalrymple is talking of badly behaved Brits, not being one. He speaks exactly as I imagined he would. Unlike, say, Julie Birchill, who writes like a harridan, but speaks in a sweet, breathy little ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2008 10:58 AM by Mary Jackson
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Friday, 14 November 2008
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Who can find a virtual woman? For her price is above rubies. Only connect.  From The Times: A couple have divorced after the husband was caught having a “virtual affair” with a female character in an online game. David Pollard and Amy Taylor met in an online chat room in 2003 and ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2008 9:32 AM by Mary Jackson
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Friday, 14 November 2008
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British readers will be familiar with this tale of uspeakable cruelty and sadism. From The Times: When the infant known in court only as Baby P was brought home from hospital days after his birth in March 2006, it was as a bubbly, blue-eyed boy with the first signs of curly blond hair. He was, according ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2008 8:17 AM by Mary Jackson
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Friday, 14 November 2008
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CTV: The RCMP has arrested a Canadian man in Quebec at the request of France, which accuses the man of being behind a bomb attack that killed four people at a Paris synagogue in 1980. The Department of Justice confirmed to CTV.ca that Hassan Diab, 55, was arrested at his home in Gatineau, Quebec Thursday. "The ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2008 7:48 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 14 November 2008
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Now if you think some of our comedians' material dates from the time of the ark – it probably did. Or is certainly very old. From The BBC An ancestor of Monty Python's famous Dead Parrot comedy sketch has been found in a joke book dating back to Greece in the 4th Century. Philogelos: The Laugh ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2008 4:51 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 14 November 2008
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At Pajamas Media today, I examine and dismiss the idea that Islamic morality is superior to ours, and the implication that if only the West were not so decadent, all would be well. Robert Spencer has written extensively on this matter when taking issue with Dinesh D’Souza.   Islam ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2008 3:36 AM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 13 November 2008
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A knowledgeable friend wrote to Mark Haines at CNBC:   Dear Mr. Haines,   I caught part of your interview with Tom Friedman on the subject of cap and trade for control of carbon emissions. He blithely omitted several essential facts:   Cap and trade is not a free enterprise ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/13/2008 9:07 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 13 November 2008
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Israeli Knesset Member Dr. Arieh Eldad sent out an email today postponing the Facing Jihad conference originally scheduled for December 14-15th in Jerusalem. Dear Friends I am sorry to let you know that because of the unexpected elections in Israel many of the Israeli MK's that were invited by ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/13/2008 8:43 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Thursday, 13 November 2008
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Posted on 11/13/2008 8:37 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 13 November 2008
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http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/1906.htm  Abd al-Bari Atwan, Arab editor of an Arab paper, in this cip admits many things in a few minutes: he contrasts what he takes to be representative despotism in the Arab countries, with the case of Bouteflika of Algeria; he notes that non-Arab workers ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/13/2008 8:08 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 13 November 2008
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Brown clouds threaten world food supply U.N.: Pollution haze could lead to extreme weather, harm farming The Associated Press Nov. 13, 2008 function UpdateTimeStamp(pdt) { var n = document.getElementById("udtD"); if(pdt != ' && n && window.DateTime) { var dt = new DateTime(); pdt ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/13/2008 7:28 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 13 November 2008
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MEMRI: Hamas TV Scientist Dr. Ahmad Al-Muzain: Bayer Invented Its Cure for AIDS on the Basis of a Hadith by Prophet Muhammad about the Wings of Flies ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/13/2008 4:18 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 13 November 2008
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For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; ...he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited -- Isaiah 45:18 WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth seems to have its first fuzzy photos of alien planets outside our solar system, images captured by two teams of astronomers. The pictures show four ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/13/2008 3:54 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 13 November 2008
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Going around the world-wide web: "Rosa sat so King could march. King marched so Obama could run. Obama's running so our children can fly." ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/13/2008 1:31 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 13 November 2008
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Posted on 11/13/2008 9:50 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 13 November 2008
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"The United States is planning to install a defensive shield in central Europe against missiles it says could be fired by states such as Iran." [from this story] A "defensive shield" may be built IF Russian objections (and possibly second thoughts in central Europe) are overcome. ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/13/2008 9:42 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 13 November 2008
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From The BBC A man who tried to kill his new bride weeks after their wedding in Pakistan has been jailed for seven years at the High Court in Edinburgh. Muhammed Rashad, 29, strangled, battered and tried to suffocate his cousin, Zahida, at their home in Kings Park, Glasgow, last October. The attack ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/13/2008 8:16 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 13 November 2008
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Now Remembrance Day has passed I will start to overtly prepare for Christmas. Which means, among other things I will bring out the Christmas CDs. On the Albion Christmas Band’s album there are three Wassailing songs The Somerset Wassail, the Gloucestershire Wassail (which are similar) and Here ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/13/2008 7:21 AM by Esmerelda WEatherwax
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Thursday, 13 November 2008
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I’ve had several emails from friends about my comments on ‘wassail’ as I gave here. So, our Editor willing, I want to explain further. As far as I know, and, as I’ve always understood it, wassailing belongs to the pre-Christian tradition of tree worship. In the main, the custom ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/13/2008 6:41 AM by John Joyce
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